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Old October 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM   #2001
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Old October 1st, 2007, 05:54 PM   #2002
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Old October 1st, 2007, 06:08 PM   #2003
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I believe Admiralty is going to become the most crowded station in HK.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 08:46 PM   #2004
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Two "University"!!!!!!!!!!
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Old October 1st, 2007, 11:41 PM   #2005
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:16 AM   #2006
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I believe Admiralty is going to become the most crowded station in HK.
How come East Rail doesn't interchange at Wan Chai to relieve traffic at Admiralty? Not enough room?

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Good point! They should change one of them to make it less confusing, otherwise ppl will be saying, "Meet me at 大學!" "Which one?!?"

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Interesting how MTR lists the line names by ABC order instead of separating MTR and KCR lines-I guess it will take some time to adjust to the integration.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:25 AM   #2007
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Too bad the government denied the proposals of West Island line, no more Cyberport station.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 10:55 AM   #2008
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How come East Rail doesn't interchange at Wan Chai to relieve traffic at Admiralty? Not enough room?
Two reasons. The current Wan Chai station is actually quite far away from the busy exhibition centre. Also, the proposed North Island line will interchange at the Exhibition station with East Rail.
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Too bad the government denied the proposals of West Island line, no more Cyberport station.
It is not denied. It is going to be built after the eastern loop of south island line.
There will be a Cyberport station, just later.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #2010
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I believe Admiralty is going to become the most crowded station in HK.
Time will tell since there are also alot of activity in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok and Kowloon Bay stations.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #2011
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Merged!!!!!!!

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MTRC shareholders endorse rail merger
2007-10-09 HKT 18:46



MTRC shareholders have endorsed the merger of the two rail corporations by an overwhelming majority. Just over 82 percent voted in favour of the move - despite strong misgivings by some shareholders. The corporation's chairman, Raymond Chien, said the vote was a significant milestone.




--In more accurate numbers: For 82.29%, Against: 17.71%
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Old October 9th, 2007, 02:54 PM   #2012
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Merged!!!!!!!

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MTRC shareholders endorse rail merger
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MTRC shareholders have endorsed the merger of the two rail corporations by an overwhelming majority. Just over 82 percent voted in favour of the move - despite strong misgivings by some shareholders. The corporation's chairman, Raymond Chien, said the vote was a significant milestone.




--In more accurate numbers: For 82.29%, Against: 17.71%
MTR Crop Press Release http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/investrela...uncement_e.pdf
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Old October 10th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #2013
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It's a whole new world for HKers and visitors. Hopefully all the talk about benefits will actually go thru.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:01 AM   #2014
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We still have to wait the real merge until 28 days after the HK Gov't posted the Gazatte.
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Two Urban Rail Lines confirmed in this year's Policy Address, South Island Line and Sha Tin-Central Link.

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Great news. Hopefully this will help make the future rail plan a reality!
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What I'm expecting here are two things, one is the extention of The Island Line up to Kennedy Town and a line that goes through Ho Man Tin and Whampoa.

There are alot living within The Whampoa area including a friend of mine and it would be convenient if the MTR services this area.
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What I'm expecting here are two things, one is the extention of The Island Line up to Kennedy Town and a line that goes through Ho Man Tin and Whampoa.

There are alot living within The Whampoa area including a friend of mine and it would be convenient if the MTR services this area.
West Island Line (terminate at Kennedy Town) is set. It should be in construction right now and schedule to be in operation by 2012.

Ho Man Tin and Whampoa stations are part of Shatin-Central Line project talk by extending existing Kwun Tong Line from Yau Ma Tei towards Whampao. I would think the latest plan would be final one.
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West Island Line (terminate at Kennedy Town) is set. It should be in construction right now and schedule to be in operation by 2012.

Ho Man Tin and Whampoa stations are part of Shatin-Central Line project talk by extending existing Kwun Tong Line from Yau Ma Tei towards Whampao. I would think the latest plan would be final one.
I was suprised it took them that long to construct the West Island Line.

Again its a great covenience for those living in Whampoa Gardens. Buses are common in this area but it still is time consuming
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Old October 12th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #2020
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I was suprised it took them that long to construct the West Island Line.
WIL will be constructed underground with only a few access points. It takes a long time to drill tunnel underground with existing structure on top of it and limited access point. The construction has to take all the precautions to avoid damaging the at grade structure. Plus geologically, the project is going through some solid rock which make the project even tougher. 5 years from start til finish, it's quick.
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